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1/11/07 12:55 am - thecutepolice - Challenge 34 Winners!

1st Place: batlev 15 points

2nd Place: batlev 14 points

3rd Place tie: lost_little_nat AND britsgraphics 7 points each

Mod Choice curious_wolf
this was the hardest mod choice in a long time, but I chose this one because of the combination of images and the use of color

Congratulations winners!

1/8/07 10:53 am - thecutepolice - Challenge 34 Voting

~Vote in comments for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (ranked)
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes from other people, or vote with an rp or secondary journal, just vote as you or your mods' heads will explode.
-If you entered an icon you must vote or your icon will be disqualified ;(
~All other rules in our user info still apply as always, cos we're lame that way.
~Happy voting!

You can C/P this and fill in the blanks for your voting ease

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2nd:
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1/6/07 07:51 pm - thecutepolice

Only one more day (and a couple hours) to enter Challenge 34: Kiss Me. We only have 7 icons so far, so please enter if you have some time.

1/4/07 08:54 pm - thecutepolice - Mid Week Reminder

Icons for Challenge 34: Kiss Me are due on Sunday at 10pm CST. We only have 3 icons entered so far, so please enter if you can.

12/31/06 01:43 am - thecutepolice - Challenge 34: Kiss Me

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the unannounced sabbatical that this contest took for the holidays. Between regular holiday busy-ness and a family emergency on Rhy's part, things just didn't come together for a challenge the last couple weeks. This week we celebrate great kisses in comics. I tried to provide you with a variety of images from lots of different comics, so hopefully you like iconating them.

~You may make three icons for this challenge
~You may use only the images provided, but feel free to blend more than one image in an icon.
~Icons must reflect the "Kiss Me" theme.
~All text must be readable
~You must vote if you enter an icon, if you do not vote your icon will be disqualified. :(
~Icons for this challenge are due Sunday, January 7 at 10:00 CST, enter by posting your icons as a reply to this entry.
~All the images are labeled with what series they're from, but if you have any questions on unfamiliar characters, feel free to ask.

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12/18/06 09:57 pm - thecutepolice - Challenge 33 Banners

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12/14/06 10:14 pm - thecutepolice - Challenge 33 Winners!!!

1st Place pepsi_boyfriend (17 points)

2nd Place lost_little_nat (12 points)

3rd Place rhyannonwrites (8 points)

Mod Choice fragilecat
I chose this icon because the coloring is done EXTREMELY well and I love the way the duplicated image is blended

Congratulations Winners! Banners (and a new challenge) to come this weekend.

12/12/06 11:11 pm - thecutepolice - Challenge 32 Banners

Okay they're sorta dorky, but I had fun making banners to catch us up.

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12/12/06 04:06 pm - your_lifeis_now - very very late Challenge 32 winners

1st Place: coco_kun (11 points)

2nd Place: thecutepolice (9 points)

3rd Place: thecutepolice (8 points)

Mod Choice: moonys_autumn

Congratulations winners!

12/11/06 07:25 pm - thecutepolice - Challenge 33 Voting

Sorry this is so late. Voting will stay open until wednesday night to make up for my slowness.

~Vote in comments for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (ranked)
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes from other people, or vote with an rp or secondary journal, just vote as you or your mods' heads will explode.
-If you entered an icon you must vote or your icon will be disqualified ;(
~All other rules in our user info still apply as always, cos we're lame that way.
~Happy voting!

You can C/P this and fill in the blanks for your voting ease

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2nd:
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12/8/06 03:59 pm - thecutepolice - Reminder

Only two days left to enter Challenge 33: Dave Cockrum Art. Icons are due Sunday at 10pm CST.

We only have 5 icons right now, so Enter Here.

12/6/06 10:10 am - thecutepolice - Challenge 33 Reminder

Don't forget that icons for Challenge 33: Dave Cockrum Art are due Sunday by 10pm CST. I know it's not quite midweek, but we only have 1 icon so far, so ENTER HERE

12/4/06 03:31 pm - your_lifeis_now - Challenge# 32 Voting!

~Vote in comments for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (ranked)
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes from other people, or vote with an rp or secondary journal, just vote as you or your mods' heads will explode.
-If you entered an icon you must vote or your icon will be disqualified ;(
~All other rules in our user info still apply as always, cos we're lame that way.
~Happy voting!

You can C/P this and fill in the blanks for your voting ease

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2nd:
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12/4/06 10:45 am - thecutepolice - Challenge 33: Dave Cockrum Art

Dave Cockrum: 1943 - 2006 In Memoriam

This week we are celebrating the life and work of Dave Cockrum, who died last week. He is known as the illustrator for the landmark 1970s overhauling of the X-Men that turned a relatively obscure Marvel Comics title into a 1980s publishing sensation and eventually a major film franchise, died Sunday, November 26. He was 63. Mr. Cockrum died after a long battle with diabetes and related complications.

Mr. Cockrum designed or co-created many signature characters for the wildly popular comic book series, such as Storm, Mystique, Nightcrawler and Colossus.

"We did that so well that 25 years later it's still the best-selling comic in the business and has become the basis of an entire financial empire based on toys, cartoons, action figures, video games and, recently, the big-budget film," Mr. Cockrum wrote in an undated recollection posted on his Web site.

The son of an Air Force officer, Mr. Cockrum was born in Oregon in 1943 but moved around as a youngster. His interest in art was set aside during a stint in the Navy. He later went to New York and eventually got his big break drawing the Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics in the early 1970s.

He moved over to Marvel, DC's major rival, and, along with writer Len Wein was handed a group of moribund characters. The X-Men had been created in 1963 by comics pioneers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, but the premise--a group of young outcasts enrolled in an academy for mutants--failed to capture fans the way Lee and Kirby's Fantastic Four had done. Wein and Cockrum took the existing team's mythology, added their own heroes and delivered "Giant-Size X-Men No. 1," published in 1975, which became one of the most important collector issues of the decade.

So to honor his work, I give you a challenge of Dave Cockrum art. And to make it somewhat different, I chose a variety of inked, but not colored works from the fansite http://www.davecockrum.net/. You can use or not use color however you would like in this challenge.

~You may make three icons for this challenge
~You may use only the images provided, but feel free to blend more than one image in an icon.
~All text must be readable
~You must vote if you enter an icon, if you do not vote your icon will be disqualified. :(
~Icons for this challenge are due December 10 at 10:00 CST, enter by posting your icons as a reply to this entry.

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11/27/06 03:33 pm - thecutepolice - Extension/Reminder

We are extending the Winter challenge, because of the Thanksgiving holiday and because we only have 6 icons right now. Icons are now due Sunday, December 3 at 10pm CST.

Enter Here.

11/23/06 09:59 pm - thecutepolice - James Jean & Michael Turner Banners

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Congratulations again to all the winners, and especially heroesforghosts who got left off the last results post!

11/21/06 10:30 pm - thecutepolice - Michael Turner Winners!

1st Place: rhyannonwrites (16 points)

2nd Place: rhyannonwrites (13 points)

3rd Place: ravenrogue (10 points)

Best Crop batlev (3 votes)

Congratulations to all the winners. I hope to be able to work on banners tomorrow afternoon!

11/20/06 05:49 pm - your_lifeis_now - Challenge # 32 The Weather Outside is Frightful

~You may make three icons for this challenge
~You may use only the images provided, but feel free to blend more than one image in an icon.
~All text must be readable
~You must vote if you enter an icon, if you do not vote your icon will be disqualified. :(
~Icons for this challenge are due November 30 at 10:00 CST, enter by posting your icons as a reply to this entry.

.....but the fire inside is so delightful! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!Collapse )

11/20/06 03:26 pm - thecutepolice - Michael Turner Voting

~Vote in comments for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (ranked) AND the special catergory "Best Cropping"
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes from other people, or vote with an rp or secondary journal, just vote as you or your mods' heads will explode.
-If you entered an icon you must vote or your icon will be disqualified ;(
~All other rules in our user info still apply as always, cos we're lame that way.
~Happy voting!

You can C/P this and fill in the blanks for your voting ease

1st:
2nd:
3rd:
Best Crop:

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11/19/06 02:12 pm - thecutepolice - Final Reminder

Icons for The Michael Turner Challenge are due by midnight CST tonight. We have lots of beautiful icons already, but if you have some free time tonight and would like to enter, we'd love more!

11/17/06 11:34 am - your_lifeis_now - Challenge # 30 James Jean Winners, Banners to follow asap

First Place

dragonfireicons

Second Place

thecutepolice

Third Place

fragilecat


Mod Choice

fragilecat

I choose this icon because I think that the text not only fits the image will, but the font choice and color works well with the image and the word choice. I also liked the crop a lot.

11/17/06 08:22 am - thecutepolice - Midweek Reminder

Just a quick reminder... The Michael Turner Challenge ends Sunday at 10pm CST. We only have 10 icons so far, so if you have some time, please enter before then.

Happy icon-making, and I hope you're having a great week.

11/13/06 01:38 pm - your_lifeis_now - Challenge #30 James Jean Voting

~Vote in comments for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (ranked)
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes from other people, or vote with an rp or secondary journal, just vote as you or your mods' heads will explode.
-If you entered an icon you must vote or your icon will be disqualified ;(
~All other rules in our user info still apply as always, cos we're lame that way.
~Happy voting!

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11/12/06 08:41 pm - thecutepolice - Challenge 31: Michael Turner

Michael Turner, best known for his work on the original Fathom series and Witchblade, is characterized by his fluid lines and some of the hottest women in comicdom. So this week, we celebrate the art of Michael Turner (who we love, but not in a skeevy menage-a-trois way, which was suggested at an Aspen panel I attended at a con this summer.... just no)

~You may make three icons for this challenge
~You may use only the images provided, but feel free to blend more than one image in an icon.
~All text must be readable
~You must vote if you enter an icon, if you do not vote your icon will be disqualified. :(
~Icons for this challenge are due November 19 at 10:00 CST, enter by posting your icons as a reply to this entry.


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11/11/06 11:29 pm - thecutepolice

Since Rhy hasn't been online today, allow me to post this reminder for her. Entries for the James Jean art challenge are due tomorrow night. We only have 10 icons so far, so if you have some time tonight or tomorrow, pick up to 3 of these gorgeous images and enter!

11/9/06 03:30 pm - thecutepolice - Challenge 30 reminder

Entries for Challenge 30 James Jean Art are due Sunday at 10pm! We only have 6 icons entered so far, so if you have some time, this beautiful art is really fun to work with.

Enter HERE

11/8/06 06:03 pm - thecutepolice - Banners!!!

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Congratulations again!

11/7/06 10:29 pm - thecutepolice - Sidekicks Winners!

First Place: rhyannonwrites (14 points)

Second Place: justaredherring (10 points)

Third Place xmetalfreakx (9 points)

Mod Choice moonys_autumn
I chose this icon because I like how well the text and background match the image, as if they were already there. And because the crop is cute


Congratulations winners! Banners coming soon!

11/6/06 08:28 am - your_lifeis_now - Challenge # 30 James Jean

James Jean is an artist/ illustrator who was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York and earned his BFA in 2001. He currently lives in L.A. Well known outside the comic field, his work has been seen in genres from Rolling Stone to Mother Jones Magazine to album covers. He has been recognized by his peers inside the comic field with many awards including Gold Medal Society of Illustrators LA 2001, and more than one Eisner Award Best Cover Artist.

You may make three icons for this challenge
You may use only the images provided (In my fangirl glee, I've provided a metric f*ckton)
All text must be readable
You must vote if you enter an icon, if you do not vote your icon will be disqualified. :(
Icons for this challenge are due November 12 at 10:00 CST, enter by posting your icons as a reply to this entry.

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11/5/06 10:25 pm - thecutepolice - Sidekick Voting!

~Vote in comments for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (ranked). No more, no less
~Don't vote for yourself, solicit votes from other people, or vote with an rp or secondary journal, just vote as you.
~All other rules in our user info still apply as always, cos we're lame that way.
~Happy voting!

~While you're at it, Riddle me this: Do you have the capability to make animated icons? And, would you like to see us do an all animated challenge (as every other challenge we are basically a stillness community)?

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